MV Pacific Dream

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Pacific Dream in Castries, Saint Lucia.
Name: 1990-2005: Horizon
2005-2009 Island Star
2009-On Pacific Dream
Owner: 1990-2005: Celebrity Cruises
2005-2009: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.[1]
Operator: 1990-2005: Celebrity Cruises
2005-2009: Island Cruises
2009-Present Pullmantur Cruises
Port of registry: 1990-2002: Monrovia, 22x20px Liberia
2002-2009: Nassau,  Bahamas
2009-present: Valletta,  Malta[2]
Builder: Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany
Yard number: 619[2]
Launched: November 19, 1989[2]
Christened: April 11, 1990[2]
Acquired: April 30, 1990[2]
In service: 1990[2]-present
Fate: Sold to Pullmantur Cruises April 2009
Status: In active service as of 2010
Notes: Sister ship to Zenith
General characteristics [2]
Class and type: Horizon class cruise ship
Tonnage: 47,427 gross register tons (GRT)[citation needed]
Displacement: 5,550 metric tons deadweight (DWT)
Length: 208.00 m (682.41 ft)
Beam: 29.00 m (95.14 ft)
Draught: 7.72 m (25.33 ft)[citation needed]
Decks: 12
Installed power: 3 x 3300kw MAN-B&W AUX[citation needed]
Propulsion: 2 x 5994kw MAN-B&W diesels
2 x 3996 MAN-B&W diesels[citation needed]
Speed: 21,5 knots
Capacity: 1875 passengers[citation needed]

MV Pacific Dream is a cruise ship owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and operated by Pullmantur Cruises. She was built in 1990 at Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany for Celebrity Cruises as MV Horizon.[1][2]

Service history

The vessel was constructed for Celebrity Cruises, who operated the vessel as the Horizon. The vessel's service with Celebrity ended in September 2005, when it was transferred to Island Cruises. The ship underwent refits over the end of 2005 and the beginning of 2006, and was operating out of Palma de Mallorca in the Mediterranean Sea as the Island Star in summer and from Caribbean in winter season of 2008. It advertised cruising as "relaxed, friendly, and informal".

On 6 October 2008 Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL), the owner of the Island Star, sold their 50% interest in Island Cruises to First Choice Holidays[3]. Due to this the charter of the Island Star to Island Cruises will end in April 2009 and was then reported to be transferred to the fleet of RCL's Spain-based subsidiary Pullmantur Cruises, although reports in May of 2009 say that Pullmantur will not be operating the ship, instead, she will go to another Royal Caribbean company, CDF Croisières de France, although precise details of this have yet to be released.[1] In May 2009 pictures of the ship in Pullmantur Cruises colors and renamed Pacific Dream.


  • Beachcomber
  • Island Restaurant
  • Oasis Restaurant
  • Steak House
  • The Grill

Clubs, lounges, and bars

  • Bounty Club
  • Captain's Club
  • Harbour Café
  • Mirage Bar
  • Ocean Theater
  • Sailaway Bar
  • The Pub

Further Technical Information

Ship Ballast Capacity 2,839 m (9,314.304 ft)
Ship Fresh Water Capacity 1,800 m (5,905.512 ft)
Ship Bunker Capacity 1,600 m (5,249.344 ft)
Ship Boilers 2 x AQ 2 8t/h AABORG
Ship Fresh Water Generators 2 x Evaporator 1 x Osmosis (630 tonne/day)
Ship Emergency Generator 1 x 3508 DI Caterpillar
Ship Air Compressors 5 x Hamworthy 2TF 54
Ship Fridge Plant 4 x Noske-Kaeser (R22)
Ship Steering Gear Frydenbo Rotary Vane


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